All Time Low, the Maine, and The Story So Far to headline Sad Summer Fest 2020

Well, guys, it looks like this summer is about to get a whole lot sadder.

On Tuesday (Feb. 25), the people behind last year’s Sad Summer Festival announced that the traveling music festival will once again hit the North American touring circuit for its second year.

This year’s festivities will find everyone’s favorite sad boys All Time Low headlining every single day on the newly announced roster. Joining All Time Low on the road this summer will be The Story So Far, Movements, The Maine, Yours Truly, Grayscale, and Destroy Boys.

“Rock n Roll summer camp just hits a little bit different when you’re with your friends,” All Time Low frontman Alex Gaskarth said in a press statement. “This tour is going to be something special, something we’ve all been chasing. Can’t fucking wait.”

The 18-stop excursion will include shows in Anaheim, Phoenix, Houston, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Boston, Toronto, Philadelphia, Chicago, and more.

Sad Summer Fest 2020 kicks off on July 17 at Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo in Sacramento and concludes a month later on Aug. 15 at The Rave in Milwaukee.

Pre-sale tickets for the summer-centric trek are currently available for purchase here using the code word SAD. General ticket sales begin this Friday, Feb. 28, at noon ET.

The Sad Summer Fest 2020 lineup announcement comes on the heels of All Time Low announcing the forthcoming release of their eighth studio album, Wake Up, Sunshine. Due out in early April, the four-piece has already released two tracks from the 15-song record; “Some Kind of Disaster” and “Sleeping In.

Last year, the inaugural Sad Summer Festival launched to fill the void left by the Vans Warped Tour. The Maine played last year’s tour along with Mayday Parade, State Champs, The Wonder Years, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic, L.I.F.T., and Just Friends.

July 17 – Sacramento, CA @ Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo
July 18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim – Outdoors
July 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rawhide Event Center
July 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
July 22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Outside Lawn
July 24 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater
July 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
July 28 – Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE!
July 29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
July 31 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
Aug. 1 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Aug. 2 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
Aug. 5 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach
Aug. 7 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
Aug. 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage @ the Mann
Aug. 12 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Aug. 14 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom – Outdoors
Aug. 15 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

Slam Dunk Fest unveils second waves of 2020 performers


The year isn’t even over yet, and we’re already getting bombarded with spring music festival announcements. Great news for our “treat yo’ self” lifestyles, but not for our wallets.

On Wednesday (Oct. 23), the masterminds behind the United Kingdom’s Slam Dunk Music Festival unleashed the second batch of artists who will take over their stages in late May 2020.

Sum 41 has been tapped to take on the role of headliners alongside previously announced (and hometown boys) Don Broco. Also added to next year’s roster are Billy Talent, The Used, The Story So Far, Basement, Grayscale, and Dream State.

As if that wasn’t enough, the current iteration of the lineup will also feature not one, but two reunion shows thanks to We Are The In Crowd and Your Demise.

And what would a music festival be without any serious hijinks? NOFX’s Punk in Drublic will return once again to the weekend-long event with a little help from their friends.

The new addition to the Slam Dunk Fest lineup comes a month after the first waves of bands were announced for the annual May Bank Holiday event.

The Wonder Years, Mayday Parade, Four Year Strong, Knuckle Punk, Ice Nine Kills, Bayside, Issues, Hands Like Houses, and the newly reunited Motion City Soundtrack were previously confirmed as performers for next year’s event.

Slam Dunk Fest will return to its homes of Temple Newsam in Leeds on Saturday, May 23, 2020, and Hatfield Park in Hatfield on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Tickets for the event are currently available on their website with several options to pick from.


The Maine to head ‘Back on Tour’ in May

A week after announcing plans to release a new album later this spring, the Maine have decided it’s time to head out on their own headlining tour to support the new record. On Monday (Jan. 21), the Arizona-founded band took to social media to unveil plans for a short, springtime trek.

Set to take place in May, “The Maine Are Back on Tour & You Are OK” excursion will find the group performing at venues across the country with stops in Austin, Nashville, Charleston, Richmond, Iowa City, St. Louis, and more. The 15-stop jaunt will begin on May 9 at 191 Toole in Tucson and conclude a couple of weeks later on May 31 at the Launchpad in Albuquerque.

Pennsylvania-founded five-piece Grayscale will open for the Maine throughout the excursion with the exception of four dates.

Pre-sales begin this Wednesday (Jan. 23) while general ticket sales begin this Friday (Jan. 25).

Last week, the act unleashed a brand new song titled “Numb Without You.” The new track is the first single off the Maine’s upcoming seventh studio album, You Are Ok. The record, the group’s follow-up to 2017’s Lovely Little Lonely, is due out March 29 via their 8123 record label. Pre-orders for You Are Ok are available on the band’s website.

The newly added tour dates will take place right after the quintet conclude their time on Taking Back Sunday’s Twenty tour. That tour will find the five-piece joining the Long Island-founded throughout the month of April and well into May. Those tour dates can be found here.

For now, the tour dates for “The Maine Are Back on Tour & You Are OK” excursion can be found below.


May 9 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole*
May 11 – Austin, TX – Mohawk*
May 12 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
May 14 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay
May 15 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
May 17 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
May 18 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend*
May 19 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
May 21 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe*
May 24 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre
May 25 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
May 26 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
May 28 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
May 31 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM

*Grayscale not playing